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The Panda Syndrome

Rune Schjøtt, Denmark, 2006

24 min.DK/Short fiction

The tragicomic tale of Bjørn, 17, who suffers from a contracted foreskin. First, his dad indiscreetly enlightens poor Bjørn about the ailment, which runs in the family. Then, we follow Bjørn through medical examinations, a surgical procedure and healing. Bjørn has always been insecure around girls and paralysed by performance anxiety. He now hopes the procedure will change all that - especially because he is fascinated by his big sister's beautiful best friend, a curious witness to his travails who has been continuously updated about every intimate detail by his blabbermouth sister. Ultimately, it is up to Bjørn to realise that conquering pretty women takes more than just working equipment.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Pandasyndromet
Danish title Pandasyndromet
Other titles New Danish Screen 001, The Panda Syndrome
Keywords Boys, Comedies, Sexuality, Sexual debut
Director Rune Schjøtt
Screenplay Rune Schjøtt
Producer Malene Blenkov, Michel Schønnemann
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Sound Jan Juhler
Composer Jonas Bjerre
Appearances Alexander Vedel Ottensten, Alexandra Brandt, Amalie Wieth, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
Production companies Blenkov & Schønnemann ApS
International sales Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures / Ny Adelgade 5, 2.tv. / 1104 København K / t +45 3333 7525 / mail@blenkovschonnemann.dk / www.blenkovschonnemann.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby stereo
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Blenkov & Schønnemann ApS

Direction

Direction Rune Schjøtt
Assistant director Eigil Jacobsen

Script

Script Rune Schjøtt

Production

Producer Malene Blenkov
Producer Michel Schønnemann

Cinematography

Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov

Electrical dept.

Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Best boy Michael Sørensen

Editing

Editing Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Assistant editor Liv Lynge

Music

Music Jonas Bjerre

Makeup

Makeup Louise Hauberg Nielsen

Sound

Sound Jan Juhler

Visual effects

Digital colorist Thomas Therchilsen

Appearance

Bjørn Alexander Vedel Ottensten
Char Alexandra Brandt
Signe Amalie Wieth
Kirurg Nicolas Bro
Far Kristian Halken
Mor Julie Wieth
Signes fyr Jakob Cedergren
Dreng Sebastian Ottensten

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2007-04-24
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